7 Days in Azerbaijan: Baku, Ganja & Sheki

7 Days in Azerbaijan: Baku, Ganja & Sheki

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Explore Azerbaijan, The Treasure of the Caucasus in 7 Days
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Baku
— 2 nights
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Ganja
— 1 night
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Sheki
— 1 night
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Gabala
— 1 day
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
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Baku
— 1 night

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Baku

Baku ©

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Port Baku Mall, CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, then stop by ABAD, then look for gifts at Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally stop by CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Baku day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

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Must see
Baku Old City
4.6
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Must see
Baku Boulevard
4.7
Must see
Heydar Aliyev Center
4.7

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Ganja

Ganja ©

A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land

Famous as the birthplace of legendary poet Nizami, Ganja is a truly ancient city still bearing traces of the myriad kingdoms and empires that ruled over it in the past.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Bottle House, then stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally walk around Khan's Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ganja tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Ganja are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Water Body
Lake Goygol
4.4
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Religious Site
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
4.8

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Sheki

Sheki ©

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sheki trip planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Sheki sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
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World heritage site
Sheki Khans' Palace
4.3
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Church
Church of Kish
4.4

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Gabala

Gabala ©

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 18th (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gabala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Gabala, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Cross-country Ski Area
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
4.5

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Shamakhi

Shamakhi

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Meyseri Wines has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Shamakhi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Gabala to Shamakhi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Wineries

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Winery / Vineyard
Meyseri Wines

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Baku

Baku ©

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

Your day by day itinerary now includes Fireland Vineyards, Dreamland Golf Club and Yashil (Green) Bazaar. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): savor the flavors at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Baku journey planner.

Getting from Shamakhi to Baku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shamakhi in July since evenings lows in Baku dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Golf · Outdoors · Wineries · Shopping

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Golf Course
Dreamland Golf Club
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Farmers Market
Yashil (Green) Bazaar
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Winery / Vineyard
Fireland Vineyards
2.3